1930 Mercedes-Benz Count Trossi SSK
May, 2008 § 3 Comments
This elegant design is a result of a combined effort of Count Carlo Felice Trossi, who bought the chassis of the SSK in 1930, and an unknown English body worker, Wiilie White (coach-builder), who put Trossi’s vision into reality. It has surely earned its name, the Black Prince. This magnificent car is in the famous Ralph Lauren car collection.
Carlo Felice Trossi (born in Biella, Italy, April 27, 1908 – died in Milan, May 9, 1949) was an Italian racecar driver and auto constructor. During his career, he raced for two teams, Mercedes-Benz and Alfa Romeo. He won the 1947 Italian Grand Prix, the 1948 Swiss Grand Prix and served as an honorary president of Scuderia Ferrari automobiles. He died at only 41 years of age (brain tumor).